Room 20 Second Grade Karen   Macari Jackie Barthelmes: Student Intern
A Day In The Life of a Second Grader <ul><li>Morning Work </li></ul><ul><li>Fundations </li></ul><ul><li>Specials (Gym, Ar...
GRADE 2 EXPECTATIONS <ul><li>In second grade, an emphasis is placed on developing  student effort .  </li></ul><ul><li>An ...
Homework - Homework Folders are expected to come to school  every  day - Send in a note with homework if your child has sp...
Grading - Unit Tests will be weighted heavier and graded with an E, M, P or B - students are assessed both formally and in...
S tar  of the W eek - Family members can visit the class to talk about their jobs or read a story - Students can bring in ...
COMMUNICATION <ul><li>School News podcasts are written and recorded by students weekly and posted on our class blog for sh...
CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT THROUGH WHOLE BRAIN TEACHING   <ul><li>Classroom Rules with gestures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rule #1: F...
Second Grade Curriculum
Math - reinforce many of the skills and concepts introduced in 1 st  grade - use games as a way to practice and reinforce ...
Everyday Mathematics <ul><li>-  Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>- Weather </li></ul><ul><li>Math Message </li></ul><ul><li>Ment...
Literacy <ul><li>Fundations </li></ul><ul><li>Tiered Instructional </li></ul><ul><li>Model </li></ul>Daily 5 with C.A.F.E....
Social Studies & Science <ul><li>-  rotate between the two subjects </li></ul><ul><li>-  incorporate reading and writing i...
Communities <ul><li>-  Walking tour of Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Community Workers Research project </li></ul>
Mapping <ul><li>- locate continents, oceans, rivers, and mountain ranges </li></ul>- identify directionality using a map
Native Americans <ul><li>- study of the four regions of Native Americans in North America </li></ul>- one at-home project ...
Balancing and Weighing <ul><li>- hands on Science unit that explores the relationship between weight and balance </li></ul...
Heritage <ul><li>- locate on a map and research each family’s countries of origin </li></ul>- identify important landmarks...
Insects <ul><li>- hands on study of the lifecycles of various insects </li></ul>- witness first hand the metamorphosis of ...
TECHNOLOGY <ul><li>Weekly lesson in computer lab </li></ul><ul><li>Learn basic function of computer </li></ul><ul><li>Rese...
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Room 20 curriculum overview

  1. 1. Room 20 Second Grade Karen Macari Jackie Barthelmes: Student Intern
  2. 2. A Day In The Life of a Second Grader <ul><li>Morning Work </li></ul><ul><li>Fundations </li></ul><ul><li>Specials (Gym, Art, or Music) </li></ul><ul><li>Writing/Grammar </li></ul><ul><li>Snack </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy Block </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting Time </li></ul><ul><li>Recess/Lunch </li></ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul><ul><li>Library Research </li></ul><ul><li>Science/Social Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Open Circle </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs </li></ul>
  3. 3. GRADE 2 EXPECTATIONS <ul><li>In second grade, an emphasis is placed on developing student effort . </li></ul><ul><li>An important part of our focus will be: </li></ul><ul><li>teaching organizational skills </li></ul><ul><li>promoting academic and behavioral responsibility and accountability on the part of students. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Homework - Homework Folders are expected to come to school every day - Send in a note with homework if your child has spent 30 – 40 minutes on an assignment and is having difficulty - Reading should occur daily and be recorded on your child’s wiki. - Daily practice of math facts is needed for mastery. There is a page on your child’s wiki to record this as well. - Homework is assigned each night, Monday-Thursday and is collected the next day
  5. 5. Grading - Unit Tests will be weighted heavier and graded with an E, M, P or B - students are assessed both formally and informally <ul><li>writing assignments </li></ul><ul><li>will be graded based on content and mechanics </li></ul>Most daily work will be assessed using:  + = excellent content and quality  = good content and/or quality  - = below expectations in content and/or quality *Boomerangs are assignments that are returned to the student to be completed or corrected -New report cards will reflect the Common Core Standards
  6. 6. S tar of the W eek - Family members can visit the class to talk about their jobs or read a story - Students can bring in pictures of themselves or other objects to share with the class - Each student will have the opportunity to be the Star of the Week - A letter with the date of your child’s week and other details will be sent home at a later date.
  7. 7. COMMUNICATION <ul><li>School News podcasts are written and recorded by students weekly and posted on our class blog for sharing and discussion. </li></ul><ul><li>Edline postings of grade level dates </li></ul><ul><li>“ Tidbits from Room 20” Blog linked to Edline. Postings include student writing, photos and short action videos. </li></ul>
  8. 8. CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT THROUGH WHOLE BRAIN TEACHING <ul><li>Classroom Rules with gestures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rule #1: Follow directions quickly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rule #2: Raise your hand before you speak </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rule #3: Make smart choices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rule #4: Use appropriate level voice </li></ul></ul>Scoreboard Class/Yes Teach/Okay Practice Cards and letters
  9. 9. Second Grade Curriculum
  10. 10. Math - reinforce many of the skills and concepts introduced in 1 st grade - use games as a way to practice and reinforce skills - encourage students to write about math - solving word problems Mastery of: - math facts (addition and subtraction) to 20 - Telling time to five minute intervals -coin values, counting money, making change -place value to the 1000’s -linear measurement -basic geometric shapes * Home practice is needed for mastery to occur*
  11. 11. Everyday Mathematics <ul><li>- Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>- Weather </li></ul><ul><li>Math Message </li></ul><ul><li>Mental Math </li></ul><ul><li>Mad minutes </li></ul>- Lesson - Practice/Review - Homelinks -Independent
  12. 12. Literacy <ul><li>Fundations </li></ul><ul><li>Tiered Instructional </li></ul><ul><li>Model </li></ul>Daily 5 with C.A.F.E. goals and strategies John Collins Writing Grammar Skills
  13. 13. Social Studies & Science <ul><li>- rotate between the two subjects </li></ul><ul><li>- incorporate reading and writing into activities </li></ul>- at home and in school projects!
  14. 14. Communities <ul><li>- Walking tour of Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Community Workers Research project </li></ul>
  15. 15. Mapping <ul><li>- locate continents, oceans, rivers, and mountain ranges </li></ul>- identify directionality using a map
  16. 16. Native Americans <ul><li>- study of the four regions of Native Americans in North America </li></ul>- one at-home project and a field trip to Harvard Museum - terrain & climate, food, shelter, transportation, beliefs, tools & weapons, and clothing
  17. 17. Balancing and Weighing <ul><li>- hands on Science unit that explores the relationship between weight and balance </li></ul>- students have to act and think like a Scientist - explore the factors that effect the weight of objects
  18. 18. Heritage <ul><li>- locate on a map and research each family’s countries of origin </li></ul>- identify important landmarks, traditions, and customs
  19. 19. Insects <ul><li>- hands on study of the lifecycles of various insects </li></ul>- witness first hand the metamorphosis of a caterpillar to a butterfly - recyclable insects!
  20. 20. TECHNOLOGY <ul><li>Weekly lesson in computer lab </li></ul><ul><li>Learn basic function of computer </li></ul><ul><li>Research topics using computers </li></ul><ul><li>Create power point slides </li></ul><ul><li>Use wiki to record reading and math practice </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast, Photostory, Glogster, Voicethread </li></ul>

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